I propose the name, "tetraheed view", to described ANY drawing or depiction which combines 3 other views (such as, but not necessarily, a top view, a side view, and a front view) into a single FOURTH drawing or other depiction. That FOURTH depiction must be a genuine, sincere, good-faith attempt to combine (or integrate, synthesize, merge, etc) the three available views, into a single inclusive and encompassing perspective (or viewpoint, angle, etc.), and to depict what some object would look like if it could be seen from that fourth angle/direction.
In many cases, it will not be possible to actually see a house, building, or other large and immobile object from a "tetraheed" angle (except, perhaps, in photographs or videos from a drone that can fly up to the proper position, and take pictures from there). So, in many cases, it will need to be a "mental construct".
But therein lies the challenge, and the pride of accomplishment. By using examples -- preferably with some training and coaching -- and by practicing on objects that can be lifted, handled, moved, and actually looked at from different angles, ANYONE can develop at least SOME level of skill, in learning how to analyze drawings, photographs, available views, etc, and then figuring out how an object would look if it could be seen from some OTHER angle, even though no such view is actually available.
My OTHER reason for proposing the phrase "tetraheed view" is because "tetraheed" evokes, or "resonates with", a different word, called a "tetrahedron" (pronounced TETT-ruh-HEED-run).
In geometry, a tetrahedron is formed by assembling four different triangles into a 3-dimensional structure, where:
(1) one triangle forms the base, and
(2) the other 3 triangles (each one attached to the base, along one edge) slope upward, lean against each other, and create/share a single peak. Sort of like an Egyptian pyramid, except those have square bases, and a "tetrahedron" has a triangular base -- which makes it symmetrical from EVERY direction.
Here are example drawings of tetrahedrons:
This is the TETRAHEED logo, where the tetrahedron is oriented to create
a "T" from the frontal edges
Most people don't realize it, but tetrahedrons become remarkable things, once you understand their patterns and principles. Among other things, they are the absolute strongest and most stable 3-dimensional shapes that can possibly exist, in the universe as we know it. Plus, this is the shape of carbon -- the building block of all life on earth. Plus, it is the shape of silicon -- the basis of all computers, integrated circuits, and electronic intelligence.
And, it is no coincidence that all higher animals that emerged from the seas, and began walking on land, had exactly four limbs. All higher animals still have and use that system, because that's what works best for both: (1) providing a balanced and rapid-action combination of (i) stability when resting, and (ii) mobility when required; and, (2) creating highly efficient neuro-muscular control systems that are perfectly adapted for the brains and bodies of animals ranging from mice and lizards, through birds and bats, up to cats, humans, and elephants.
For those inclined toward religion, faith, and/or spirituality, logical and interesting arguments can be made that tetrahedrons may even be "the shape of God" (an ambiguous phrase, rather like, "in His image"). For Christians, look at a cross. It's composed of four parts - the "stem" (i.e., below the intersection), and the left, right, and vertical arms. And, notice also that a cross creates four areas, in the same way that a street intersection creates four street-corners, each capable of becoming and supporting a building, park, or whatever. One can also assert, if so inclined, that the tetrahedral shape can depict and represent a person's relationship with God, with the Holy Trinity forming a stable triangular base, and with each person having the freedom and responsibility to decide how much, and how high, they will try to build a structure on top of that base.
In addition, the tetrahedral shape is how atoms and molecules are arranged. Around ANY type of atom larger than hydrogen and helium, the arrangement of electrons is so curious, and so apparently illogical, that it would be called bizarre nonsense, if it were not well-known and totally real. Since this would veer off into an off-the-path digression which most people do NOT need to understand, I will not even try to explain it in any detail, in this website, and I cordially and sincerely invite and encourage any readers to talk to a chemist, instead. Anyone who does not understand how and why the "valence shells" of electrons around atoms such as carbon (or larger) are tetrahedral, should ask someone who understands chemistry, to explain it. If that chemist genuinely likes chemistry, his/her face likely will light up, and you might actually be in for a treat, over the next half hour, if you enjoy learning new things which do NOT make ordinary and logical sense, and which therefore can offer special and unusual insights into planes and fields of reality that go beyond normal understanding. Those kinds of extra-special insights don't come from learning about typical, normal, humdrum, predictable things; instead, this could be a terrific chance for you to visit, and take a serious and lingering look into, a genuinely higher level of "different, and special".
As a brief introduction, to help get readers ready to begin asking some respectable and intelligent questions of a chemist, here is a basic starting point:
the FIRST FOUR electrons initially stay as far away from each other as they possibly can, until exactly FOUR of them have arrived. When that "plateau" has been reached, those four electrons will be arranged in the exact shape of the four "points" or "peaks" of a tetrahedron. At that point, the atom looks more or less like this, with the four ends of the "arms" staying as far apart from each other as they can. That makes good, logical sense, since each electron has a negative charge, and since things with negative charges repel each other.
So far, so good. Btu, that's the end of the easy part. Ask the chemist what happens when the NEXT four electrons arrive. And ask him/her, "Why? How is that possible? Don't ALL electrons repel each other, since ALL of them have negative charges?"
And THEN, if a chemist can adequately explain how a FIRST "valence shell" of electrons becomes full, in elements that get progressively heavier, one step at a time, across the top row of a periodic table ending with the "noble gas" called neon), ask the chemist, "Okay, once THAT 'valence shell' gets full, what happens NEXT? How are the electrons arranged, in atoms in the NEXT row of the periodic table? In other words, in atoms heavier than neon?"
And then, when the chemist tries to explain THAT part of reality, see if you can figure out how it is somehow "logical" for valence shells to be organized THAT way. Even when an 'outer' valence shell is totally and entirely separate from the one inside it. See if you can figure out how and why any and all electrons in any 'outer' valence shell seem to simply ignore any and all inner valence shells as though the inner shells don't even exist, and instead, begin building their very own tetrahedrons, separate from any of the smaller shells inside the new outer shell. Good luck with trying to figure THAT out. And, since no one can truly understand WHY electrons behave in that bizarre, illogical way (we can only understand WHATT they do, not WHY they do it), try to shift your mindset to a level and direction where you can at least begin to understand, if not entirely accept and agree with, the thought/concept that "whoever/whatever" it was which designed and created those laws of physics and subatomic particles which govern atoms, electrons, and molecules, clearly had some kind of special fondness, and preference, for the shapes and structures of tetrahedrons.
The above is a complicated sentence, written and reviewed carefully. It's worth reading again, and it's worth an extra moment to try to understand what it actually says, and means, and why it was written that way, by a lawyer who really does know a lot about chemistry, atoms, molecules, and electrons. But, understand also, that it is not worth fighting about, with scientists or anyone else who would choose to express that type of concept differently. It is simply one particular view, of a house. And, that house can, and does, and will, look different, when viewed from a different angle, direction, and perspective. And THAT assertion, and concept, is what sits at the heart of a drawing or depiction which goes above and beyond presenting just one perspective, and instead, provides THREE different perspectives, with an open invitation for any else to create, in their own mind, what they think the FOURTH view should look like.
Returning to the main topic of this page, the number 4 becomes a major plateau, and turning point, in more systems and structures than most people realize. In huge numbers of instances, the number 4 is where collections of parts, elements, components, or pieces stop acting like mere parts, and begin acting as an integrated and functioning machine, system, or assembly.
Once one begins to understand how and why FOUR is a crucially and critically important number, not in theory, but in real life, nature, and engineering and technology, and system design . . .
well . . . that kind of insight, pattern recognition, and understanding, is what this website is all about.
So . . . if you will click the brown TETRAHEDRONS button below, I'll do my best to explain how and why you will be better equipped to design, build, assemble, and accomplish things that will work better, and last longer, if you understand how and why 4-part structures and systems, if designed properly, can become the strongest and most stable frames, enclosures, structures, and systems that exist. And why that combination of strength, stability, and simplicity makes tetrahedrons good and useful things to know about, think about, and weave into your plans and tactics, if you have something valuable you would like to safeguard and protect, while also nurturing it, growing it, and sharing it with others.